小岩 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 7 years ago

continue+v+ing/continue to 原v?

I was allowed to continue using the library. 我獲准繼續使用該圖書館。

They continued to meet every week. 他們繼續每週見面。

請問大師,以上面這兩句為例

continue+v+ing 或continue to 原v.兩者通用嗎?

或是該如何正確分辨使用?

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  • 幻星
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
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    Ving- means a state that an action is going on or might have been going on, that is, someone more likely is in the action.

    Infinitive: means an action is going to happen, might happen, that is, only possibly, or potentially may happen, so to speak, it's to plan

    Some verbs do have some differences while applied in gerund and infinitive

    such as remember, forget,

    *I was allowed to continue using the library. (more likely he or she was using at that time)

    meaning: Someone was allowed to use the library, while he may have already been using it. Out of some reasons, he was forced to stop, the problem was cleared, and then he could go on using it.

    (可能是原本就在使用圖書館,因某個突發事件被中止,直到他又被同意繼續使用圖書館)

    *I was allowed to continue to use the library (more likely he was not using it, but probably he was going to use it)

    如果當事人本身已經在使用,用Ving比較好

    如果當事人本身當下可能沒有在使用,但是他可能會去使用的情況,使用不定詞比較好

    *They continued to meet every week

    meaning: In current state, they were not meeting each other. It's actually that they planned to do it, and might possibly meet one another.

    (不定詞這裡作計畫,就當下他們沒有見面,但是未來可能會見面)

    They continued meeting ever week. (in this case, the difference becomes very little)>> 作一項事實,他們會繼續見面

    但是兩個用法在這句上,意思上幾乎一樣

    所以還是要看句子本身意思去推斷哪種用法比較好

    -個人淺見-

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    本人認同幻星的分析。

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